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Lee C. Bollinger, President (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)

Lee C. Bollinger


Lee C. Bollinger became Columbia University's nineteenth president in 2002 and is the longest serving Ivy League president. Under his leadership, Columbia stands again at the very top rank of great research universities, distinguished by comprehensive academic excellence, historic institutional development, an innovative and sustainable approach to global engagement, and unprecedented levels of alumni involvement and financial stability.


John H. Coatsworth, ProvostJohn H. Coatsworth


A leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history, Coatsworth was appointed provost in February 2012. As chief academic officer, the provost ensures that the University’s programs and faculty are of the highest quality, and directs the development and implementation of academic policies. Previously, Coatsworth was dean of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and founding director of Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. He is also the former president of the American Historical Association and Latin American Studies Association.


Robert Kasdin, Senior Executive Vice President (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)Robert Kasdin

Senior Executive Vice President

Robert Kasdin was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of Columbia University in March 2002 and assumed his responsibilities as of September 1, 2002. Prior to joining Columbia University, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the University of Michigan. Before his service at the University of Michigan, he was the Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer for The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the Vice President and General Counsel for Princeton University Investment Company. He started his career as a corporate attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell.


David Madigan, Interim Executive Vice President for Arts and SciencesDavid Madigan

Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences

David Madigan is a professor of statistics at Columbia University, has served as the department chair since 2007, and is also dean of the faculty. Before coming to Columbia in 2007, Professor Madigan was dean of physical and mathematical sciences at Rutgers University. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Lee Goldman, Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences, and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and MedicineLee Goldman

Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences, and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine

The Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center comprise four schools: the College of Physicians and Surgeons, of which Dr. Goldman serves as dean; the Mailman School of Public Health; the College of Dental Medicine; and the School of Nursing. The more than 2,000 full-time faculty of the schools teach some 3,300 students and receive about $630 million each year in research funding from government and foundations.


G. Michael Purdy, Executive Vice President for Research, Columbia UniversityG. Michael Purdy

Executive Vice President for Research

Michael Purdy, executive vice president for research, has overall responsibility for the University's research enterprise. He was appointed to this position in February 2011 after serving for 10 years as the director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the leading research unit of Columbia's Earth Institute. Prior to joining Columbia, he was director of the Division of Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation, and prior to that, chair of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.


Maxine Griffith, Executive Vice President for Government and Community AffairsMaxine Griffith

Executive Vice President for Government and Community Affairs

Maxine Griffith is the executive vice president for Government and Community Affairs at Columbia University and special advisor for campus planning. Reporting to President Lee C. Bollinger, Ms. Griffith is responsible for the oversight and coordination of Columbia's collaborations with government at the local, state and federal levels, as well as the strengthening of Columbia's many partnerships with local organizations. In addition, she is a senior member of the team planning for the University’s proposed campus expansion.

Jerome Davis, Secretary of the University, Columbia UniversityJerome Davis

Secretary of the University

Jerome Davis, secretary of the University, serves as the liaison between the senior administration and the Trustees. He prepares the agenda for the Trustees' meetings and maintains the University Statutes. In addition, he oversees the process for selecting honorary degree recipients and the winners of the University Medal for Excellence. The secretary also undertakes special projects on behalf of the president and the Trustees.


Jane Booth, General Counsel, Columbia University (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)Jane Booth

General Counsel

Jane E. Booth, who joined the Office of the General Counsel in 2002, represents the University in regulatory matters. Her expertise extends to research integrity, health care compliance, HIPAA, the False Claims Act, and environmental and safety issues. Before coming to Columbia, Ms. Booth was chief of the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorneys' Office and served as a member of Att. Gen. Janet Reno's health care advisory council.


David M. Stone, Executive Vice President for Communications (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)David M. Stone

Executive Vice President for Communications

David M. Stone was appointed executive vice president for communications in March 2006. His experience spans a wide range of professional realms. Over the past two decades he has served in state and federal government, and worked as a lawyer, public affairs television producer, writer and strategic communications consultant for a variety of media, education, government and mission-driven organizations.


Joseph A. Ienuso, Executive Vice President for Facilities and Operations (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)Joseph A. Ienuso

Executive Vice President for Facilities and Operations

Joe Ienuso is responsible for the safety, preservation and maintenance of Columbia's real estate portfolio including space planning, overseeing new building design and construction, operating and maintaining buildings and grounds, managing the University apartment housing inventory, and ensuring campus public safety across the Morningside campus, Baker Athletic Complex and Nevis Laboratories. University Facilities and Operations is also responsible for Campus Services (Housing, Dining, Event Management, Environmental Stewardship, Health Services) as well as the development of Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus in West Harlem.


Anne Sullivan, Executive Vice President for Finance (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)Anne Sullivan

Executive Vice President for Finance

Anne Sullivan is Columbia University’s executive vice president for finance. In this role, she oversees Columbia’s operating and capital budget, the Controller’s Office operations, Student Financial Services, the Registrar's Office, Treasury operations, and procurement and internal audit activities at the University. Ms. Sullivan joined Columbia in 2007 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as senior associate dean for finance and administration.


Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)Safwan M. Masri

Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development

Professor Masri is responsible for the development of an expanding network of Columbia Global Centers. As an ambassador for Columbia, he cultivates relationships with Columbia alumni and with international leaders, essential to the continued development of a global Columbia. He joined the faculty of Columbia Business School in 1988 where he also served as vice dean. He has taught at INSEAD and Stanford; and is founding chairman emeritus of King’s Academy and of the Queen Rania Teacher Academy. His scholarly pursuits focus on education reform in the Middle East.


Susan K. Feagin, Special Advisor to the President, Columbia UnversitySusan K. Feagin

Special Advisor to the President

Susan K. Feagin (GS'74) was appointed special advisor to President Lee C. Bollinger in January 2011 after serving as executive vice president for University Development and Alumni Relations from 2002 to 2010. Feagin has spent more than 35 years in development and alumni relations at Columbia University, Harvard University and the University of Michigan, and held leadership roles in three major University development campaigns. In 2011, she received an Alumni Medal in recognition of her outstanding service to Columbia and contributions to the University community.


M. Diane Murphy, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, Columbia UniversityM. Dianne Murphy

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education

Dianne Murphy has presided over one of the most successful periods in Columbia Athletics history. Since Murphy joined the University in 2004, Columbia has won Ivy League titles in baseball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s fencing, women’s fencing, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s soccer and men’s tennis. In 2009, the football team finished fourth in the Ivy League, ending the year with the most league wins since 2003. Murphy has also spearheaded upgrades to Baker Athletics Complex, initiated the Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame and added men’s and women’s squash as Columbia’s 30th and 31st varsity sports programs.


Joan Waters, Ombuds Officer, Columbia UniversityJoan Waters

Ombuds Officer

Joan C. Waters is the University’s Ombuds Officer, responsible for offering independent, impartial, and confidential services for the entire Columbia community of students, faculty, and staff on all campuses. Appointed in 2014, Ms. Waters and her staff provide a place for individuals across the University to discuss workplace complaints and other campus problems. Ms. Waters brings to Columbia her extensive professional experience as an Associate General Counsel at The City University of New York, a two-term elected justice in the New York State court system, an attorney in private practice, and a trained mediator and collaborative law practitioner.


Susan Glancy, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Columbia UniversitySusan Glancy

Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Susan Glancy joined the Office of the President as chief of staff in 2006. She is responsible for providing administrative and strategic support to President Bollinger and his senior staff for University initiatives as well as day-to-day operations. Previously, she was executive director for special projects for Columbia University Human Resources and director of human resources for Columbia Business School.